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Monday, May 06, 2013

Mother's Day Blog Hop with Exploring Cricut And Blog Candy!!

Good morning fellow crafters,
You're in for a special treat today. Be sure to head on over to Exploring Cricut
for the details of the hop and how you can enter your very own Mother's Day project.

You should have arrived  from  Diana  at http://craftypeepdb.blogspot.com 

Here's the schedule if you lose your way:

 Now onto the my Mother's Day Project!!

For about the last 12 years I have put together a homemade or mostly homemade Mother's Day gift for my family and girlfriends.It started back in 2000 during my kids 4-H days when County Fair was always Mother's Day weekend. That meant that by the time Sunday rolled around we had been there 4 days! I thought it only fitting to bring a little something to those moms too. The list has expanded over the years because so many ladies are a wonderful inspiration and blessing to me. I think Mother's Day is the perfect day to honor them!
 Recently my aunt told me about "Life in a Jar" project. Check out this link at Sugardoodle for some downloads and ideas.. Basically it's a list of ordinary questions that are typed or written out on some pieces of paper and put into a jar. Perhaps daily, weekly or even on special occasions you pull out one of those questions, and record your response. This keepsake is sure to be a treasured favorite. Just think of the history that is being recorded for the next generation!  I so wish I had something like this when my grandmother was alive, but I am looking forward to passing this  along to the ladies that are special to me so they can create their own "Life in a Jar".

I started with some pint size mason jars (that I recycled from last year's canning projects)  and of course had to make them special by embellishing them. I printed the questions (about 150) on various colors of cardstock and added them to the jar.
I needed to make several (28) so I kept the design simple, with a vintage feel.

TBBM: tag on page 89 cut at 4". I used the Tim Holtz distressing tool along the edges and inked it up.

Doodlecharms: mason jar at 3 1/2" and blackout image. I cut the center out of the image and added to the blackout image using foam tape for dimension. Before adhering the jar layers I added twine around the "lid".

Forever Young: flower10 cut at 2 1/4". I cut all layers of the flower, inked the edges and ran them through the Cuttlebug using the Paisley folder. I turned up the edges for a 3 dimensional look and added a button in the center. I cut a banner from some leftover kraft cardstock and added the sentiment and little butterfly punch.
The paper is from Recollections and DCWV Garden Party Stack.
I couldn't resist using Martha Stewart's butterfly punches.
Other embellishments include:
paper doilies spritzed and crumpled with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in cherub pink
PTI buttons and twine
yarn and twine from Michaels
Distress Ink in Walnut stain
EK Success circle and scallop punches
Sentiment from My Creative Time's "Mom, you Rock" stamp set

Of course it wouldn't be a hop without some blog candy right? I picked up a K&Comany mat stack and a couple of packs of embellishments. All you have to do is leave a comment (please leave an email address ) and become a follower if you would like and I will use random.org to choose the winner on Friday! So easy...Have fun hopping along and don't forget to enter the challenge.

Your next stop is Georgiana at http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com

Please be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment and be sure to enjoy the wonderful Mother's Day projects and inspiration! Don't forget to enter your project too!


Georgiana said...

What a neat idea! Very pretty flowers you added.

Tisha Sewell said...

Great idea! Love the flowers!

Diane said...

What a fabulous idea and your jar is so elegant! Great blog hop.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty tags with flowers & great idea to recycle mason jars.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

jennyplace2 said...

Such a pretty Jar once you added all your special touches to it. TFS

D- said...

This is a wonderful idea. I'm going to give it a try so I can leave some history and memories for my daughter. TFS.
D- dmcardmaker (AOL)

shelly said...

oh my now this is a really nifty project! ill definetly be doing this! thanks you :)

Annette said...

Thanks for sharing such a fun idea!

My Mind's Dust Bunnies

Kim said...

Awesome project.

Michelle N. said...

Great idea! Very pretty! beaglefest@charter dot com.

Evelyn Webster said...

That is such a thoughtful gift! I love it.


DIANA L. said...

This is so pretty thanks for the fun hop


Mary Ann said...

Love it!!!Great idea,This is soooo very cute!!!guillotma@bellsouth.net

Sharon said...

What a fantastic idea!!! Love the tags and flowers. :)

marg0006 said...

Love your creation. The paper jar is so realistic. Great job.

marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Kathy:) said...

This idea is absolutely the most beautiful gift you could give someone. I love it. I may have to borrow your idea and give one to my Sister's for Mother's day. What a nice gift for their children later on. Thank you.
Kathy U:) Exploring Cricut DT member